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Toyota Venza Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • md_outbackmd_outback Posts: 185
    Hey toyotaslast,
    That's a tough one to predict. There are only a few reasons why there would be used Venzas available: The owner didn't like it for some reason; the owner's personal situation changed - i.e. lost their job, got divorced, moved to an exotic island, etc; the owner put so many miles on it they wanted to unload it before it completely depreciated in the first year or two; or there also might be a salesman's demo available. Having said that, I checked CarMax's online inventory. They have 23, 780 used cars available in their entire network; of those, 344 are from the 2009 model year - none of them Venzas. While it's certainly possible there will be a used Venza or two available by September, the odds of them being in your area and with the equipment you want are pretty slim. A better bet would be to wait until the 2010 Venza's are available and see if you can get a leftover 2009 model at a greatly reduced price. Good luck.

    MD
  • md_outback: I have the same options you had listed and I am not sure as to what color youahve but I pruchsed the spl color (Blizzard Pearl with Ivory interior) for $33678.35+Tax and Tags from Fitzmall. There is one (similar to mine) at Fitzmall Chambersburg, PA and they have it listed for $34,487. I actually negotiated on this and they put my name against this vehicle but one showed up in MD before the one in PA and I was able to get. The delta between our price is $439.65 excluding TTL. Hope you are enjoying your vehicle?
  • henry30henry30 Posts: 1
    Hi everyone
    My name is Henry. I am very new here. I intend to buy a 2009 Venza with the following options: FWD ; V6

    EJ: premium audio
    SR: Panoramic sun roof
    CQ: convenience package
    SA: Security package

    I checked in edmund. The invoice price is 28,572 & the MSRP is 32,120. The TMV is 29,609.
    Could anyone help me to identify the out of the door price to buy this car?. What price is reasonable for my case?. I am living in Arizona and I do not know where is the best dealer to buy?. (sorry my english is limited).

    Thank to everybody.
  • md_outbackmd_outback Posts: 185
    Hey sealbeach_la,
    Mine is black w/light gray leather interior. Compared with the Venza you mentioned at FitzMall, PA, I don't have the special color, but I do have remote engine starter - so mine lists for about $300 more than that one. I think you got a fantastic deal on yours! So far I only have about 300 miles on my Venza and have no complaints. I feel the ride is about as smooth, quiet and comfortable as on my Lexus RX350, so I disagree with folks who say the 20" wheels & tires result in a rough ride (I have the Michelins). Also, my dealer has followed up with me three times to make sure everything is good, so they really seem to care about customerr satisfaction.

    MD
  • fsbsupervfsbsuperv Posts: 1
    My wife just retired and her lease on her current vehicle is up in Sept. She is interested in purchasing the 2009 Venza. I noted the internet pricing from Fitzmall. Looks great. However, when shopping on the internet and there are dealers closer by, has anyone found that the local dealers will honor a low internet price from another area on a similar car?
  • md_outbackmd_outback Posts: 185
    Hey fsbsuperv,
    The farther your local dealer is from the Internet dealer, the less likely they are to match the pricing. A better strategy is to check online pricing for all the dealers within a reasonable (2-3 hour) drive away. You can locate all dealers using Toyota's web site or Edmunds.com. Many dealers show their current inventory as well as Internet pricing. Use these prices to negotiate with your preferred or nearest dealer. If all else fails, checkout the price of one-way air fare to Baltimore (lots of Southwest flights to BWI), add that to Fitzmall's price and see if your local dealer will beat that. I believe the Fitzmall folks will do most of the deal via email and phone, they'll pick you up at the airport, you sign the paperwork and then you get to drive your new Venza home. Good luck.

    MD
  • goingunsgoinguns Posts: 4
    just bought my Venza
    V6, CQ (conveniece), SA (security), SR (sunroof), EJ (JBL system), Floor Mats

    MSRP was 32,120, bought mine for 29,500 ++ for a total of 32,500 in bay area

    the finance guy lured us into getting the extended warranty and service plan. realized i suckered so told them to cancel that next day. waiting for refund

    did i get a good deal?
    btw, do I need premium gas?
  • ffmskffmsk Posts: 5
    goinguns:

    If you don't me asking - what interest rate did Toyota Finance your Venza at?
    We had a ad in this Sunday paper talking about 0% interest on several Toyota cars but of course no Venza.

    I was wondering what anyone is getting for interest rate finance with Toyota for the Venza???

    Thank you.
  • goingunsgoinguns Posts: 4
    we used the HELOC that we have at 4.24 but we did ask toyota about financing and they said something about 7.99% APR (no specials on Venza)
    hope this helps
  • qs933qs933 Posts: 302
    I was wondering when you guy's think there will be some used venza's out threre?

    There may be dealer demos that hit the market towards the end of the year. I'm a little suspicious of "brand new" used cars -- makes me wonder why someone would take the financial hit and trade it.

    For what it's worth, I just came back from Las Vegas and did not spot a single Venza, which mirrored my experience at home (other than mine, of course).

    Granted, most of the vehicles driving in the touristy areas of Vegas are rentals or taxis, but I did see at least two 2010 RXs driving around (one of which, interestingly, was being used as a taxi).
  • lal_cltlal_clt Posts: 27
    I ordered my Venza on March 13th and it came in on May 13th but I was out of town and picked it up yesterday. Blue, with Prem Pkg #2, JBL Sound Pkg, Tow Pkg, and Pano Roof. It's beautiful and handles really well. Interior and exterior are good - no mis-aligned panels. Paired my Iphone 3g up in no time. I'm short (5' 1") so I'm still trying to figure optimum sitting position but the seats are way comfortable. Found good storage for all my stuff and the console works as an armrest even for me with the seat pulled way up. Didn't get Nav because my Garmin will work just fine, but I love the back-up camera for backing into the garage.

    I bought my car at Scott Clark Toyota in Charlotte and paid $31,483 + TTL and doc fee. MSRP was $35,300. :shades:
  • ffmskffmsk Posts: 5
    lal_cit:
    Were you happy with the deal you received along with the interest rate?
    How did pari your iPhone 3G up?
    Where does the backup camera monitor at?
    Did you order the FWD or AWD with V4 or V6?
    Thank you very much for your help.
  • lal_cltlal_clt Posts: 27
    I was happy with the deal I received - checked with FitzMall and CarMax first, got their prices, then dealt with dealers locally. Went to Truliant Credit Union and got interest rate of 4.45%. I like to support local businesses when possible. I paired up the IPhone using instructions from Toyota Lets Talk website; there was a label on the car audio directing me to that website for Bluetooth. The backup camera shows up on the information display - it's small but useable. I ordered the FWD V6. Thought I might want the I4 but after seeing some write-ups about noisy engine and tires that are hard to replace, I decided to go with the V6. My car came with Goodyears and I wanted to change out to Michelins, but everything that came in lately to the dealership has had Goodyears. So there was no other car for swappping tires. It rides fine though.

    Hope this helps. :blush:
  • jxbst15jxbst15 Posts: 21
    It happens.

    I bought a new wagon last year for the wife after we had our first child, and didn't plan to have another child for a couple years, by which point we'd trade in my commuter and I'd get her car.

    God had other plans, now the wagon is too small when you factor in there'll be 2 car seats and 2 strollers (or 1 huge stroller) to lug around, so I'll be bending over and taking a beating on the trade in for a low mileage, 1 yr old Audi we love.
  • sns1sns1 Posts: 4
    Ordered my Venza on March 16 in St. Louis, MO., came in May 8th. What an ordeal it was, I was trading in an 07 Camry Hybrid which was hit by a 16 year old in a Starbucks parking lot the morning of the 8th. Two hours after she hit me, I got a call that my Venza was in-what a nightmare. A week later the dealer took the hybrid as is and the insurance check.
    I LOVE my Venza! It is the best car I have owned!

    Black
    I4
    AWD
    Leather
    Panoramic Roof
    JBL
    Convenience Pkg
    MSRP $34,500
    Paid $31,300
    APR 7% (Not as good as the Camry, but I added a year which made it jump up from 6.4%) Can be paid off ahead without any penalty.

    FYI- the I4 has a lot of pep and I don't think the noise is that bad (all cars sound a bit loud after you own a hybrid).
  • free2runfree2run Posts: 6
    I picked up my Venza and I love love love it!!!!!!!!!! I got the back-up camera, the 6 cyl., leather seats.....I'm not sure what the package is called, but I'm VERY satisfied!
    This is going to be the hottest car on the market!!!! :)
  • toyotaslasttoyotaslast Posts: 15
    I just test drove the i4, and im a little surprized after reading some reviews, that this was an excellent experince. It was smooth and very powerful for a i4. The engine noise was what i would say normal. I will be getting mine soon, i can't wait. I'm looking to get about 10% off the MSRP, is that about right?
  • jb_turnerjb_turner Posts: 702
    "I'm looking to get about 10% off the MSRP, is that about right?"

    The best way is to compare apples to apples and OTD price.
  • atlantabennyatlantabenny Posts: 735
    Does anyone have a sense of dealers willing to deal more on the 4 cyl now that it's been out a while ?
  • dixiejilldixiejill Posts: 2
    I am being offered a Venza with 3000 miles on it for the same price of a new one $31,500. The most they would take off of the price is 300....10 cents a mile! Does this sound like a good deal? New Orleans, LA
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